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  • Colorado Springs council overrides mayoral veto

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    It may take a judge to end a budget dispute in which Colorado Springs City Council President Keith King and Mayor Steve Bach each declare the other is violating the city's constitution. King said he will ask the council in January to hire an attorney and take Bach to court for a...

  • Live updates from a packed Colorado Springs City Council meeting

    The Gazette
    Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    -The Colorado Springs City Council is expected to vote on the possible donation of Jones Park to El Paso County at its regular council meeting Tuesday. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. The Jones Park area is considered to be central to a number of trails projects, including plans for the...

  • Three former Colorado governors share ideas on health-care reform

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Three former Colorado governors may not be involved directly in state health care decision-making any more, but they had plenty to say about the issue during a panel discussion Friday that wrapped up a two-day Colorado Health Institute conference in Colorado Springs. The trio - the...

  • Job gains put US on pace for best growth since '99

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    WASHINGTON — A resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999. The gain of a robust 321,000 jobs — the most in nearly three years — put further distance between a strengthening American economy and...

  • Hickenlooper plans to address long-term unemployed

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Colorado's unemployment rate is below the national average, but tens of thousands of residents have been unable to find a job for more than six months — an issue Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to address in the coming months. While details are being finalized, Hickenlooper gave local...

  • Poverty rate growing in El Paso County

    By Maria St. louis-sanchez and Stephen Hobbs, The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 5, 2014

    Tom Studds looked out from his front doorstep, pointing out houses in the Mill Street neighborhood where he lives. That person is unemployed, he said. Another is working a minimum-wage job during the night, and a third runs a daycare. "There's not a whole lot of money in this...

  • City adds two open houses for citizens to learn about Colorado Springs capital improvement projects

    By name newspaper -
    Published: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    The city of Colorado Springs administration has added two open houses to its series of meetings to present Mayor Steve Bach's capital improvement project funding proposal, which includes the sale of $160 million in revenue bonds. Under the proposal, the city would have $145 million to...

  • Citizen boards flex muscle over new election laws

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    PUEBLO — After a month of arduous deliberations, Pueblo officials finally certified November's election after conservative members of a citizen board raised concerns about Colorado's new all-mail ballot system and refused to approve the results. The results were certified Wednesday,...

  • Colorado Springs gives holiday gift of free parking

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    Residents are getting a break on parking in downtown Colorado Springs this holiday season. The El Paso County public parking garage at Costilla and Tejon streets is offering free parking from 4:30-9:30 p.m. for Saturday's Festival of Lights Parade. Another county garage, at Sawatch...

  • Lamborn, Gardner vote to overturn Obama immigration order

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Dec 4, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's next Senator, Rep. Cory Gardner, voted Thursday with most House Republicans to repeal President Obama's order allowing more than 4 million immigrants in the country illegally to stay, triggering accusations that his pledge to help immigrant communities during his...

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